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Police Beat: March 26, 2015

Blame the ASU student

An Arizona State University student was seen by a University of Arizona Police Department officer leaning outside of a vehicle’s passenger window yelling to other cars on March 7 at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The officer was stopped at a red light on Speedway Boulevard at Campbell Avenue when he observed a 2010 red Toyota Corolla turn left into the right-most lane of westbound Speedway Boulevard on a green turn arrow. An individual was yelling outside the window, and the officer couldn’t understand what he was saying.

The vehicle was stopped by the officer, who could smell an odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle. The driver and one male passenger were over the age of 21, and the driver did not appear to have any signs of alcohol impairment. The ASU student and the other two UA students in the car were under 21 years old.

The man yelling from the passenger window had red, watery, bloodshot eyes and a smell of alcohol on his breath. He denied drinking and submitted to a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, which he failed. Then, he admitted to drinking and refused to take a portable breath test.

Both female UA students under 21 refused the PBT but took and failed the HGN test. One was crying and admitted to drinking vodka at an off-campus house party.

The two women were taking the driver and male passenger to a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority date dash. The women and ASU student were cited and released on the scene. The driver was warned for an improper left turn and released.

Break in

A UA staff member had to break into his own office, causing damage to the door, on March 7 at approximately 7:30 p.m.

A UAPD officer made contact with the individual, who identified himself as a UA medical doctor. He escorted the officer to his office and showed him the damage, which consisted of the bolt being separated from the handle. A small portion of the door was also broken near the door handle.

The staff member said the door closed on him as he was going to use the restroom. His keys, phone and wallet were locked inside the office.

The man said there were no other accessible phones in the building, and he was afraid of not being able to get a hold of anyone with a key to gain access to his office until Monday. He also said he had a morning flight and did not want to chance not being able to get his belongings. He said he believed the only option was to kick the door in.

The officer advised him to contact the building manager to have the door and lock replaced. The man said he knew who to talk to and offered to pay for the damage.


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